Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes In 15 Minutes

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The best air fryer sweet potato cubes should be easy to make and taste delicious with a ton of flavor in each bite. Done in 15 minutes!

air fryer sweet potato cubes

For a great side dish or healthy snack air fryer sweet potato cubes are perfect for you. A twist from breakfast potatoes, sweet potatoes have a ton of benefits*.

Besides any health benefit sweet potatoes are just plain delicious.

Now, you can easily make them in 15 minutes in the air fryer. And 5 minutes is prep time.

How To Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

Ingredients needed

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Oil
  • Seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder)
  • Optional drizzle of honey or maple syrup
air fryer sweet potato cubes

Making the sweet potato cubes in the air fryer

  1. First, peel and cube the sweet potatoes. While seasoning preheat the air fryer to 400F.
  2. In a bowl toss the cubed sweet potatoes in oil, salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Now, place the seasoned sweet potato cubes in the preheated air fryer basket. Do not crowd them. They won’t get crispy due to being sweet potato but you still want them to cook evenly.
  4. Air fry for 5 minutes them shake the basket to move the potatoes around. Air fry a remaining 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup and be sure to let them cool a bit because the insides will be hot.
air fryer sweet potato cubes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why soak sweet potatoes before air frying?

There is no need to do this. Sweet potatoes have a high fiber content not high in starch like white potatoes. This means they do not get crispy. If you have ever had sweet potato fries you know they are crispy for 2 minutes after frying then they go limp. That extra step is a waste of time when making this air fryer sweet potato cubes.

Above is the same reason people ask why are my sweet potatoes not crispy in the air fryer. Think, how crispy are they when fried, even with added flour?

Why do sweet potatoes turn black in the air fryer?

Sweet potatoes are not regular white potatoes. They have more fiber and more sugar. The sugars and the fiber can and will turn brown when exposed to heat for a prolonged time. This doesn’t mean they will taste burnt.

At the 5 minute shake, note the color of the potatoes and adjust the time if needed to avoid dark sweet potatoes in the air fryer.

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air fryer sweet potato cubes

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

The best air fryer sweet potato cubes should be easy to make and taste delicious with a ton of flavor in each bite. Done in 15 minutes!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 medium-large sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • First, peel and cube the sweet potatoes. While seasoning preheat the air fryer to 400℉.
  • In a bowl toss the cubed sweet potatoes in oil, salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  • Now, place the seasoned sweet potato cubes in the preheated air fryer basket. Do not crowd them. They won't get crispy due to being sweet potato but you still want them to cook evenly.
  • Air fry for 5 minutes them shake the basket to move the potatoes around. Air fry a remaining 5 minutes.
  • Serve with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup and be sure to let them cool a bit because the insides will be hot.
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